I’m slowly working my way through the poppies…. breaks my heart to chop them down when there are still so many buds on them. However, I vowed I wouldn’t let them take over too much space after the tomato fail last year.
So, out I went with secateurs in hand and wished I hadn’t. A flock of sparrows was feeding on lupin seeds but flew off at my appearance. I waited a while inside to see if they would come back but they are probably shier than the pigeons and blackbirds.
I wasn’t able to get a photo of the male blackbird who was perching in the mint
Incidentally, this male bird has a touch of what I would describe as grey. Curious, I looked up to see if this was possible and was saddened to see that his colouring is probably due to some other cause. However, he certainly does look distinguished!